The colored LED lights on the front of the DVDplay synchronizer can help you to be sure everything is working correctly, or to help figure out what is wrong when things are not as they should be.
Everything is Fine
When everything is working fine, all of the channels will display the following colors:
Computer Connected or No Player Connected
When the player is not connected, or if a computer is connected via the programming cable, then the LED will go from red to orange
Synchronizer can't initialize
There are several things that can prevent the synchronizer channel from initializing. For example, if it can not communicate with the player (the player's BAUD rate may not be set to 9600 BAUD). Or if the channel can not start the disc. Or if the disc does not contain whatever is defined as the starting point in the synchronizer. Or perhaps the player is defective.
Seems to Start but Resets
It is possible for the channel to communicate with the player OK, but when telling the player where to start o5r end the playback the player returns an error. This is most offen the case when the ending point programmed into the synchronizer does not actually exist on the disc, or the player is not being allowed to search to that point because of limitations programmed into the disc.
The most common causes of failure with the synchronizer is either the player not having it's BAUD rate set to 9600 BAUD, or the synchronizer's start and end points being programmed with points that do not exist on the disc. For example, setting the ending point as Chapter number 2, but the disc not having a Chapter number 2.
If you are unsure of the structure of your DVDs, you might want to read our Analyze Your DVDs tutorial. Some additional details about troubleshooting with the help of the LED lights can be found in the Troubleshooting chapter of the "DVDplay User Manual".
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